As one cycle ends, another begins. The flamboyant, dancing Cardinal Copia has been anointed Papa Emeritus IV and the plague-ridden doom of the 14th century is gone. Taking place hundreds of years after Prequelle, Tobias Forge and his band of Nameless Ghouls, otherwise known as psychedelic doom rock popsters Ghost, leave the rats behind as latest chapter Impera (Spinefarm/Loma Vista) tells of new empires built from the ashes of the old.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, check out this Ghost/Lil Nas X parody mashup of of ‘Old Town Road’, ‘Ghost Town Road’!Continue reading
Ghost has used distinct, ever-evolving personas to brand build into a monster band that is about to embark on their first headline arena tour! Dumb and Dumbest #238 is streaming live now and it’s all about Talking Ghost and Marketing Strategy with Keefy from Ghost Cult Mag. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading
Ghost continues to invade the collectibles market, first with a Cardinal Copia plushie and the news we broke about Papa Emeritus Funko Pop Vinyl’s coming soon. Now they have partnered with Super7 (Misfits, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Megadeth, King Diamond) for a Papa Emeritus II ReAction Figures. They go on sale next Monday, August 12th!Continue reading
Chart-topping Occult Rock band Ghost has shared a new trailer in their ongoing series of teasers promoting Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings). The clip stars Cardinal Copia, Sister Imperator, and Papa Nihil, and also has a very Kubrick-ian feel, with nods to classic Stephen King book and film The Shining. These clips continue to hint at a return of Papa Emeritus character at some point in the future. Catch the band on its remaining European tour dates with Metallica, or next fall on their first full headline arena tour.Continue reading
In a new interview, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge claims it’s “likely” that the Cardinal Copia persona will return for their next album. The band has previously teased in social media and interviews that the Papa Emeritus character would return someday. Asked by Australia’s The Music podcast, and transcribed by Blabbermouth.net, Forge said: “I have a vague idea of what’s in store. It’s gonna change over the years, to whatever extent we’ll be around.”Continue reading
Ghost, fresh of their triumphant A Pale Tour Named Death tour of the United States, including two arena shows. The video continues to tell the story of Ghost minions Sister Imperator and Papa Nihil and features Cardinal Copia. The video seems to be setting up a new announcement, as these videos often do. Ghost will provide direct support to Metallica on their spring arena tour through Europe, All dates below are on sale now.
Ghost just concluded their biggest year ever with the final show of their tour at Brooklyn NY’s Barclays Center. The band also performed at The Los Angeles Forum and all over the country during the “A Pale Tour Named Death”. They toured all over the world supporting their critical and commercial hit album Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings), which was also The Ghost Cult Album of the Year in our writers poll. The band will start next year with more headline tours, opening for Metallica’s arena tour and music festivals. Watch this video recap of the tour set to the track ‘Faith’, directed by Bill Yukich with photography by Ryan Chang. Additionally, in a new interview with Loudwire, Tobias Forge says all of 2019 is planned for touring with a new Ghost album potentially due out in 2020. Continue reading
We have spent a fair amount of time discussing the meteoric rise of Ghost the last few years, culminating in a banner year in 2018. In addition to As part of their huge A Pale Tour Named Death Tour’s final leg the band would perform shows at both The Forum in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the band has definitely signaled that they have their eyes on bigger things in the future. It’s hard to believe a band I saw in the in a little club in Boston seven years ago would be headlining arena shows. By all indications tonight, this is only the beginning. Continue reading
With fiery Germans Rammstein readying their seventh studio album for early 2019, guitarist Richard Kruspe has chosen the optimum time to release A Million Degrees (Universal/Spinefarm), his third “solo” record under the Emigrate banner.Continue reading